Tightening the Security Screws
Yemen’s president has been forced to shake up his intelligence and security services in response to a spectacular jail break by 23 extremists linked to Al Qaeda. [...]
The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) was the successor to the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) after the Second World War. Its heyday was during the Cold War. CIA considers itself as the senior intelligence service among the US Intelligence Community. Before the establishment of the Defense Clandestine Service (DCS), it was the only agency able to carry out clandestine operations, through its National Clandestine Service (NCS).